31 August 2017

Winter Tournament

What a fantastic day we had today at the Year 5/6 Winter Tournament. All of the students participated in football, rugby, netball or boccia. 
It was great to hear the students encouraging and supporting each other throughout the day 

Thank you to parents and grandparents who came out to support the teams and BIG congratulations to our Year 6 netball team who took out first place in their competition. Congratulations also goes to the social football team who won their competition 

Awesome effort everyone!

28 August 2017

Book Week Parade and Kereru Book Day!

On Friday we had our annual Book Week Dress Up Parade.
The winner of best dress up (and it was a very difficult decision due to so many fab costumes) was Declan who came dressed as a box of matches!
Well done to everyone who put in an effort to dress up!
We also had our Kereru Book Day on Friday. Students came in their comfy clothes and set up reading nooks around the classroom. They shared their favourite book, read their scary stories and created book trailers for their book. 
S'mores and Milo were a special treat in the afternoon!
📗 Student Comments 📘
It was quite fun cause we got to do the things we normally do when it's a rainy day at home.
by Elizabeth
We had delicious Milo and S'mores and shared our favourite book. It was awesome!
by Reuben
The book day was very fun. Their were some cool costumes at the parade. Mrs B's costume was one of the best teacher's costumes!
by Austin
All the costumes looked really cool and it was cool to see the different ideas that people came up with. Comfy day was also fun and so were the activities.
by Rosa




25 August 2017

Winter Tournament!

On Tuesday we have Winter Tournament over at Henley. Remember to come to school in your P.E gear. It is an 'all day' event so bring the following:

  • Water
  • Snacks and lunch (sausages available to buy for $2 each)
  • Warm clothing (track pants and your school polar fleece)
  • Raincoat (in case of showers or rain)
  • Shin pads, mouth guards, boots (if needed)
  • A competitive but fair and friendly attitude :)
Most games will start at 10.00 a.m
It's going to be a great day. Have fun!


Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 6

Winter Tournament is on Tuesday. Please remember to wear full PE gear.
Monday: Rock da House Rehearsal
                 Fitness with Bodie
Tuesday: Winter Tournament
Wednesday: Library
Thursday: Performing Arts with Mrs Wallace
Friday: Shared Prayer
              Mrs Stanton (middle block)
Have a Fantastic Week!

Student Led Conferences

We had a fantastic turn out of parents for Student Led Conferences on Wednesday night! 
It was great to hear the students articulate their learning and see the pride they have in their work.
The students also showed that they can Manage Themselves (goal setting) and Relate to Others (share ideas) both important Key Competencies
Well done Kereru Kids!
I was really happy that my dad gave me happy comments about my learning and what I was showing him.
by Bianca
I enjoyed showing my parents the maths challenge because they struggled with it and I had to show them how to work it out.
by Declan
It was fun showing my parents all my work but they got a bit confused with my maths.
by Jacob C

22 August 2017

Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament

The Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament is this Thursday @ Saxton Field Hockey Pavilion from 9.30-2.00. 

  • Students will be travelling by bus there and back.
  • All players MUST wear a mouthguard and shin pads are advisable.
  • Please wear full PE uniform
  • Bring food and water
  • School jersey/polar fleece (no hoodies or other tops) and a raincoat
The canteen will be open to buy food for lunch/snacks. Please do not bring money for lollies.
Parents, families and friends are all welcome to come along and cheer on the teams!

Snuggle Up With A Good Book Day!

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 5

It's Book Week!
Remember to bring your family along to buy some books! All profits go to helping buy books for our school library!
Monday: No Child Left Inside (Fitness)
Tuesday: Sport (Hockey Practice)
Wednesday: Performing Arts (middle block)
                     Student Led Conferences (afternoon) Students may go home at lunchtime.
Thursday: Hockey Tournament
Friday: Shared Prayer
             Book Fair Parade (Happy Camper theme)
             Snuggle Up With a Good Book Day in Kereru
Have an Awesome Week!

11 August 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 4

Miss MT will be continuing to teach in Kereru Class this week.
You have lots of PE/Sport sessions in preparation for the upcoming hockey and winter tournaments.
Monday: Homework Due
                 Performing Arts (Middle Block)
                 No Child Left Inside (Fitness)
Tuesday: Sport-Hockey Practice
                 Mass @ Church (Middle  Block)
                 Camp Parent Information Evening (5.30pm-6.00pm)
Wednesday: Sport with Hockey Coach 
Friday: PE-Winter tournament practice.
Have a great week!

9 August 2017


The students are having a very busy sporty term already. 
Our school is taking part in a fitness programme called "No Child Left Inside' and the students are learning lots of new games and skills.
Hockey training with a coach from Hockey NZ has been very valuable as the Year 5/6 hockey tournament is coming up soon.
The students are also in training for winter tournament in week 6 and are practicing for their chosen sport; rugby, football, netball and boccia.

4 August 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 3

It's a busy week this week so please read the timetable carefully.

Monday: School Powhiri 
                 Homework Due Today
                 No Child Left Inside-Fitness
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Hockey Skills (instead of Monday)
Thursday: Tree Planting Trip
Friday: Shared Prayer
 Have an awesome week!